Pastor in Parochia [Ed.] by W.H. How

Pastor in Parochia [Ed.] by W.H. How

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1868 edition. Excerpt: ...it, I love Thee so little that I have no right to Thy love. The voice of Jesus: --No, My child, it is true; thou hast no right to My love. Yet I give it thee, freely, fully, without stint or measure. It is thine. Wilt thou not have it? It is thine. Wilt thou fling it away from thee as a thing that is nothing worth? It is thine. Oh! wilt thou not love Me a little--only a little--in return? The voice of the disciple: --LORD, I love Thee: help Thou my want of love. Nay, rather let me say, LORD, Thou lovest me. I believe, and thank Thee. Alas! I can do no more. Yet, O my SAVIOUR, I have one trouble still. Suffer me to speak but this once. I cannot take delight in holy things as I would. Prayer is not a joy to me, but a burden. I much fear that even in the solemn service of Thy blessed Sacrament, my heart will be dull and unmoved. "My soul "cleaveth to the dust," and I seem not only unfit, but also unable to share in heavenly things. The voice of Jesus: --My child, this dulness of spirit is the great sorrow of all My truest servants. My chief saints have oftentimes been sorely grieved at this their hardness of heart Yet again I bid thee come. If thou touchest but the hem of My garment, thou shalt be whole. Thy prayers and thy sacraments will not be accepted for thy warmth and fervour, but for My Merits and Sacrifice. Trust to these. Do thy best, and leave the rest to God. If thou givest little; I give much. And, poor though thy offering be, I will present it with much incense on the golden altar before the Throne. Thou mayest perhaps receive but little joy and delight in My service now, yet faint not, and the joy and delight shall be hereafter. The voice of the disciple: --O loving Saviour, who can withstand Thy great love? Who can...show more

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  • Paperback | 66 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 136g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236978943
  • 9781236978943